Business & Technology

Some mass-transit agencies hit hard by financial crisis

Even with increased ridership, some major metropolitan transit agencies are struggling more than usual these days as the credit crisis messes with their funding and …

Electric-car infrastructure coming to Australia

In just a few years, Aussies will be driving to and fro in electric vehicles, plugging in to a grid powered entirely by renewable energy. …

Coal-power producer will disclose climate-change risks to shareholders

Coal power could be a risky investment — according to none other than giant coal-power producer Dynegy Inc. After being subpoenaed by New York Attorney …

Gratitude for quirky wind entrepreneurs

This story about a quirky entrepreneur pursuing the first large-scale, floating-turbine, offshore wind project on the Oregon coast reminded me of this story of a …

U.N. initiative urges green global economy

Fear not: The economic, food, and climate crises can be tackled in one fell swoop, says the United Nations Environment Program. The organization launched a …

Wal-Mart lays out more environmental goals for itself, suppliers

Huge-mongous retailer Wal-Mart is back at its favorite activity of all time (besides counting its money and sprawlin’, of course): setting environmental goals for itself …

Meat Wagon: Squashing beef

Consolidation in the beef industry has gotten too intense even for the Bush DOJ

Way back in March, Brazilian beef-packing behemoth JBS finished an extraordinary lunge into the U.S. market, having snapped up Swift, National Beef Packing, and the …

EBay to ban sales of ivory on its website

Online auction giant eBay announced Monday that it will ban sales of ivory via its website starting next year due to concerns that it is …

Trading green for greenbacks

Washington Post editors join the ranks of the climate confused

The Post ran an editorial, “Cap and Return: Fight the recession or fight global warming? Congress can do both,” that is as confused as it …

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